|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A subshrub endemic to southern Ecuador, where it is known from at least 12 populations. Most of these are along the Sígsig-Gualaquiza road, in the paramo of Matanga. One population has been confirmed inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Considered Vulnerable due to a geographical range potentially smaller than 20,000 km². Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.